Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east
"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU
Pictures can speak louder than words. This presentation will provide visual evidence of the ways in which humans live on and impact the planet along with images of things worth preserving.
About the Common Reading Experience
First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.
The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.
In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.
CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the presentation on March 23 at noon on the first floor of the Library and the two final Common Reading Experience Events this spring:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU
Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room
"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library
For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or firstname.lastname@example.org